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Onyx

Onyx
Date Joined: July 28, 2010
Last Online: July 30, 2022
Birthday: November 15
Country: United States

Hello & May 2022 Update

Posted March 31, 2022: I will be away from my mailbox and swapping supplies for most of the month of May, 2022. To prepare I will not be signing up for any swaps with signup deadlines past March 31. If you need a resend - or anything else - please let me know before April 30 as I likely won't be able to check messages or resend swaps til June. Edited May 28, 2022: I have returned from my northern adventures with many, many postcards.

Hello Everyone! Cannot believe I have been on Swap-Bot for over a decade! A lot has changed in my life since I joined in 2010, but I still love postcards. Over the years I have tended to swap a whole lot and then I go away fro a year or so, and then I come back and swap a whole lot more. The mail is a fun hobby and it's always enjoyable.

Likes: images of globes, maps, travel, agriculture, UNESCO sites and national parks. I love quotes about strength and starting over. I also like things related to history; particularly food history, women's history, WWII, the history of the postal service, Eleanor Roosevelt or the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.

Dislikes: Sunflowers, rodents, snakes, pictures of babies, religious texts, things that smell, candles or anything that burns.

Favorite colors: blue, yellow, green; I also love aqua & red together and pink & brown together.

Favorite Quote

"You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do." -- Eleanor Roosevelt

Postcards

I LOVE post cards. In addition to the categories above I am fond of scenes showing a path or road going off in the distance, farm animals in other countries, black and white pictures featuring people, and cards that reference agriculture or food and beverages.

I also really like reproductions of art featuring people reading, pretty scenes from nature (like overlooks of lakes and rivers), or scenes showing tunnels or doors.

Also retro cards, particularly retro WWII cards or retro fashion cards, are awesome.

But people are always sending me surprising things I love too: funky cards, lovely scenery, things from your local area, etc.

If you think it is great, and you tell me why, then I probably will think it is great too.

Favorite Crafts

I am extremely active in needle arts these days, particularly cross stitch and embroidery. If you do cross stitch and embroidery please let me know!

Favorite Books

I like to read all types of books, particularly nonfiction (history, science, biography, etc.) and historical fiction (my BFF and I give each other a preorder of the new Maisie Dobbs every Christmas). I also like nonfiction graphic novels. Other favorite genres include travel/hiking memoirs, travel books about smaller countries, and books about starting over.

I love hearing about books you enjoy, particularly if you have a recommendation for books where the characters do needle arts (like embroidery and cross stitch).

Mailing & Swapping

I do not sign up for swaps I cannot send. If you do not get a swap from me PLEASE let me know so I can resend to you ASAP.

My house is in a rural part of Arkansas and I go to my PO Box several times a week, except in extreme weather. Sometimes I hit "send" when a swap is done, addressed, stamped, and in my mail bag but I may not actually drop it off until the next day if there is still plenty of time before the send deadline. Ratings may come late at night because I usually do ratings after everyone else is sleeping.

If you have any questions, or heaven forbid do not get something I have sent, please contact me directly and I will atone accordingly.

Ratings

simcoe54 rated for I'd Like to See..... on Aug 7, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the map pc and for sharing the place that you would like to see!
simcoe54 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt for PCs #189 on Aug 7, 2022
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Comment: Love the postcards and extras. Thanks
susieq11 rated for PTG: Big Building PC on Aug 5, 2022
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Comment: That is a big capitol building! I have been to Nashville but never had time to add in a trip to see the capitol building. Next time I will need to! Thanks a lot!!
squince rated for AN: PC + Washi #6 (global) on Aug 4, 2022
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Comment: Thanks!
LadyJo rated for AN: Cow Appreciation Day PC #3 (US) on Aug 3, 2022
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Comment: Wow, they sure do have a sense of smell, interesting! Thanks for the neat cow postcard!
CHOWEFACE rated for VACATION Postcard on Aug 2, 2022
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Comment: Great Alaska card! Thanks!
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Comment: Nice cards and thanks for the extra bicycle!
Vickyen rated for Places I Haven't Been #1 on Jul 31, 2022
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Comment: Hi Margaret! Thank you for the lovely selection of pcs from places you have not been but want to! I enjoyed your note as well as the pcs! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
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Comment: Fun cards -- I really like the dog in the door!
bringitb rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #234 on Jul 26, 2022
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Comment: Love these cards! Thanks so much for choosing such a fun variety. Those fotofolio cards always get me—I love 'em! =)
simcoe54 rated for PH: Famous People #3 on Jul 24, 2022
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Comment: Love the famous people and extras. Thanks
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Comment: What a great envie of fun! Great choices -- love the NC! thank you.
simcoe54 rated for Naked Map PC #20 on Jul 24, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the great map pc.
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Comment: Wow, thank you so much for all the ephemera you sent with the wonderful postcards! Even the notecard you wrote on made me pause and enjoy it. xxMuggleMom
minniepic rated for Any Two Blank Map PCs #8 on Jul 20, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely map cards and thank you so much for also sending 2 playing cards. I love it all❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
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Comment: I love this pc series! Thank you for sending me one of them. I love ALL my postcards, but some are just hard to let go of, and sad when I do ☹. Thank you for your kind words regarding my dear, sweet Kohi, and my back. Yes, 2022 has not been good to me. So much for enjoying early retirement! All I can say is, at least I'm not in omaha (for winter snow, ice, cold), and not working. 🙂
fortannam rated for Chunk O Cardboard - July 2022 on Jul 18, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the fun chunk!!
Myself333 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #188 on Jul 18, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the postcards and the bookmark. I'd never heard of mummers before, and had fun looking it up.
Ikat78 rated for AN: The Big One PC #11 (US) on Jul 18, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome Australia pc of Uluru. I saw a special on this recently. It was interesting but I can’t tell you any specifics, lol. Lots of cool landscape like that here in New Mexico too!! Thank you.
atlantian rated for Chunk O Cardboard - June 2022 on Jul 18, 2022
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Comments

wolfeagle on Dec 24, 2020:

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simcoe54 on Sep 10, 2020:

Random RAK -- Thanks so much for the beautiful postcard. I was surprised and delighted for find this card in my mailbox. 💕

debbiespoms on Apr 21, 2020:

Hi ! Thank you for wanting to send me TY & PC. But no need to do that. Your thanks is great enough via swap-bot. But i'm so glad you liked the Pretzel PC so much & made your day. I'm sure we will be in another swap again as partners. As we pretty much join the same swaps.

meeltje57 on Dec 10, 2017:

This is what I made out of your envelope.

   Happy Holidays!
isabellasnow on Nov 28, 2017:

In case you miss the Yellowstone bears . . .

isabellasnow on Nov 13, 2017:

HAPPY NOVEMBER BIRTHDAY from WIYM!

goinjenny on Nov 4, 2017:

Just wanted to say a big ol' Thank You for the box of washi tapes I received today. You are so thoughtful and generous.

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